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Public-Private Partnership for Low - Cost Housing Investments

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Thousands of Salvadorans with no credit history can access loans now to make home improvements and expand their home businesses. El Salvador has developed a unique and sustainable financial business model that enables low-income consumers to improve and expand their homes by mobilizing...

Vision Banco partners with Habitat to provide low-income housing in Paraguay

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Thousands of low income Paraguayans will be able to make home improvements with credits provided by a Vision Banco-Habitat partnership.

How financial illiteracy becomes both the cause and consequence of economic inequality

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This is a blogpost on the CRS newswire that questions the usefulness of CSR programmes provided by banks and other financial institutions.

Chilean bank pursues business opportunities in the low-income microenterprise market

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Where others see obstacles, Chile’s Banco de Crédito e Inversiones (BCI) sees opportunities.

Pro Bono in Action

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"Pro Bono in Action" is a video made by the Taproot Foundations Pro Bono Action Tank (PBAT)

VisionSpring creates a new method of distributing reading glasses in India and other developing countries

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This video introduces VisionSpring, a project jointly implemented by the SCOJO Foundation, Goldman Sachs, and various other groups in the private sector.

Bank of America supports Habitat for Humanity in Dallas

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A 30-second video describing how Bank of America works in partnership with Habitat for Humanity in Dallas.

WIZZIT reaching the Unbanked of South Africa

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It is estimated that 40 percent of South Africa's 45 million population are un-banked or under-banked. However, nearly 60 percent of South Africans have mobile phones. The proliferation of mobile services worldwide has created a unique opportunity to provide social and financial services over the...

Western Union and MercyCorps

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Mercy Corps CEO Neal Keny-Guyer and Senior Vice President Paul Dudley Hart discuss their organisation's partnership with Western Union to help individuals and families connect to key economic opportunities.

Vodafone and Safaricom Kenya: Extending the Range and Reliability of Financial Services to the Poor in Rural Kenya

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Kenya has fewer than 2 million bank accounts serving 32 million people. To bridge the gap, Safaricom Kenya, one of two mobile service providers in Kenya, developed a technological solution in partnership with Vodafone. The result was MPESA, an electronic money transfer product to make financial...